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Kathy Cleveland Bull, Change Speaker

Kathy Cleveland Bull

    • Author "Navigating the Art and Science of Change"
    • Professional Training Consultant For Dr. Spencer Johnson's Book Who Moved My Cheese?
    • Well-Proven Methods for Successful Change Strategies, Human Development, Strategic Planning and Personal Growth
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Kathy Cleveland Bull

Kathy Cleveland Bull

Kathy Cleveland Bull is a highly regarded professional speaker, trainer, author and organizational development consultant.  Her company, N~Compass Consulting, helps clients on four continents “Navigate the Art and Science of Change.”  Professional highlights include:

  • Keynoting an international medical conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands inspiring professionals, caregivers and family members to successfully adapt to the diagnosis of dementia in a loved one
  • Presenting a 2-day seminar on change for African business leaders in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Appearing with “Dr. Phil” and Deepak Chopra at The Power Within Live Event touring cities in the US and Canada
  • Co-authoring with Dr. Stephen Covey and others the book, Success Simplified – Simple Solutions Measurable Results
  • Authoring an illustrated children’s book entitled, Seed of God
  • Most recently, Kathy visited Dubai where she presented her successful change seminar to the Middle East executives of Ernst & Young Accounting Firm. 

Kathy conducts personal and professional development keynotes and training seminars for Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and religious institutions.  She consults on successful change strategies, human performance and organizational culture and effectiveness.  Kathy has highly developed facilitation skills as well as expertise in designing and facilitating meetings and retreats.  Her clients include such diverse organizations as The Social Security Administration, the Department of Defense, Nationwide Financial, Pfizer, Novartis, Max and Erma’s Restaurants, Ernst and Young, and more than 50 colleges and universities in the US and Canada.


Kathy was one of just three professional speakers recommended by Dr. Spencer Johnson to provide training built upon his book Who Moved My Cheese? She worked directly with Dr. Johnson to develop the Who Moved My Cheese? training materials and has worked with more than 250,000 people to successfully manage change in their work and life using the “cheese” metaphor.



Prior to forming her own firm in 2001, Kathy was the Director of Training and Organizational Development at The Ohio State University.  Over her 17-year career in higher education she held various leadership positions in recruitment and retention, student affairs administration and leadership development at Bowling Green State University, North Carolina State University, and Ohio State.  Kathy’s most recent business venture is The Center for Eating Psychology and she helps clients heal their relationships with food, body and soul in her new role as certified Eating Psychology Coach. 



A Phi Beta Kappa psychology graduate of Bowling Green State University, Kathy also holds two Master’s degrees, in Counseling and College Student Development.  In 2014, Kathy received her Certification as an Eating Psychology Coach from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in Boulder, CO.



She has served her alma mater as a member of the university’s Alumni Board of Trustees and chaired the Arts and Sciences Board of Advocates.   She received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the BGSU Alumni Association and was honored to deliver the May 2006 Commencement Address at BGSU.  Kathy currently serves on the Leadership Council for the Honors College at Bowling Green.  She is also an active volunteer at First Community Church and serves on the Board of Trustees of the C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio. 

To book Kathy Cleveland Bull call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

On Choice and Change – Taking Charge of Change at Work and In Life

“Change Imposed is Change Opposed.”  If this popular axiom is true then how do organizations implement vital change while managing such resistance?  Taking this paradox head on, Kathy Cleveland Bull creates an unparalleled experience for participants as she shares powerful stories, proven organizational change models as well as the latest advances in integrating organizational and personal change strategies necessary for successful, long term change. Participants discover profound truths about change that give individuals and organizations a quick and easy way to understand change and internalize their responsibility in “Taking Charge of Change”.

In this powerful keynote and seminar, On Choice and Change, Kathy Cleveland Bull helps organizations explore the dynamic equilibrium necessary for creating successful strategies to harness the energy of rapid fire instability.  Participants will leave inspired, motivated to act and with specific applications for creating the successful, proactive and flexible organization of the future.

Practicing Gratefulness in Turbulent Times

“Gratefulness is the inner gesture of giving meaning to our life by receiving life as gift.” – Brother David Steindl-Rast

How can we appreciate the great gift of life while at the same time hold the suffering of those in our community and in our world?  What is grateful living and how does one develop a practice of gratefulness that can inform our work and our life?  In this emotionally intense and dynamic seminar, participants will engage with the art of grateful living through story, poetry, sharing and video.  Together we will explore more deeply and intentionally the concept of a freely given Universe and how to integrate the only appropriate response, gratefulness! 

Life Balance:  Mastering Life’s Twists and Turns 

True success in life is not a static result but a dynamic, balanced approach to living with constant change and the ebb and flow of all the different aspects of life.  Not judging as good or bad, fortunate or not, but just part of life to meet head on.  This modern and healthy approach to living isn’t destabilized by change – but includes change as a reality.  Change is viewed as a catalyst, an opportunity for growth.  And in this world, no one can argue the existence of change.

The new paradigm for learning to embrace change has to do with imagining a way to live in healthy balance in a changing world.  At NCompass Consulting, we call this the Maze/Labyrinth metaphor which is based on a book written by Kathy Cleveland Bull entitled, McKaleya’s Journey, a Timeless Tale for Mastering Life’s Twists and Turns.

Running the Maze Walking the Labyrinth: Timeless Lessons for Mastering Life's Twists and Turns

Certain aspects of living are maze-like, others are labyrinth-like.  Struggling to survive, competing for a life partner, providing for our families and the host of dramas we create to play out these basic motives are maze-like activities.  We are goal oriented, we can win or lose, there is the sense of temporal urgency, hope and fear, adrenaline, a sense of victory and accomplishment or of defeat.

Other aspects of living are labyrinth-like – participating in the rituals that remind us that we are part of a greater whole; family dinners, reconnection to animals and nature, holiday celebrations, church, engaging with friends and neighbors, gardening, going to concerts, marriage ceremonies, funerals, and other rituals and cultural celebrations.

Different cultures value one over the other as do different personalities.  The ideal solution involves a balance of both.  On the one hand, our modern society has led many to overbalance to the maze mentality:  where people become machine-like, efficient “multi-taskers”, striving to get ahead but losing their basic connection to family, friends and spirit.  They are unable to enjoy what they have worked hard to earn in life. On the other extreme we find those who try to abdicate responsibility for their own lives by merging with whatever idea is fashionable or with whatever new age agenda presents itself next.  In this we might see a compassionate individual who is committed to a worthy cause but has not developed the maze skills needed to provide the basics for his/her family.

The people we admire most and who seem to be successful and content have a good balance between and an integration of the Maze and the Labyrinth.  They can then achieve success at work and enjoy the sunset.  They bring a balanced rhythm to their work and to their life.  They work hard and effectively for the benefit of their family and the greater community.  And they bring beauty and grace to their work.  We call these people “high maze/ high labyrinth oriented”.


Other Speaking Topics:

On Choice and Change: Taking Charge of Change in Work and in Life

Practicing Gratefulness in Turbulent Times

The Celebration of Act III – New Questions for Life After 50

Mastering Life’s Twists and Turns – Life Balance for Dedicated Professionals

Finding Your Choice and Voice in Chaos and Change

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